Archive for the ‘Weight & Fitness’ Category


Dr. Joseph Mercola’s 10 Weight Management Tips

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by Dr. Mercola  |  6 Comments »

The obesity epidemic in America is becoming worse. According to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011, a report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Adult obesity rates increased in 16 states in 2010 and did not decline in any state Twelve states now […]


The Dangers of Using a Gastric Band

Posted on August 19th, 2010 by Dr. Mercola  |  10 Comments »

A gastric band, also called a lap band, is an inflatable silicone band surgically inserted around the top section of your stomach that creates a small pouch to restrict food intake. In 2007, about 25 to 30 percent of the more than 200,000 bariatric surgeries (weight-loss surgeries) done in the U.S. used gastric banding. Doctors […]


The Benefits of Weight Training

Posted on November 10th, 2009 by Dr. Mercola  |  25 Comments »

Ever wondered why grandpa and grandma’s arms and legs got thinner as they aged? It’s because our muscles get smaller as they got older, decreasing their strength and increasing our risk of suffering a fall or a fracture. A new study conducted at the University of Nottingham Schools of Graduate Entry Medicine and Biomedical Sciences […]


Don’t Trust the Diet Pill

Posted on March 17th, 2009 by author  |  8 Comments »

Everyone wants to lose weight. However, not everyone is willing to sacrifice and do the hard work required to lose weight the right way. A lot of people don’t want to give up the unhealthy lifestyle that gave them the weight problems in the first place – fast foods, carbonated drinks, grains and sugars. Weight […]